Luis Pacheco has in-depth expertise in the oil and gas and entertainment industries to pro-actively advise them on industry trends, pending legislation and regulation and strategies for complex transactions.
He is a recognised expert in all areas of upstream, downstream and midstream oil and gas transactions including M&A-related transactions, farm-in/farm-out transactions, international trade, obtaining environmental licences, negotiation of EPC contracts, joint operating agreements, joint bid agreements, crude oil sales agreements, assisting clients with the public bid process, project finance, participation and service agreements. Mr Pacheco helped to draft some of the contractual and legal instruments currently used in the Brazilian oil and gas industry. He frequently leads sophisticated transactions on behalf of international blue-chip oil and gas companies based in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Oman, Chile, United Kingdom, France, India, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United States, skilfully guiding them through the intricate landscape of Brazil’s complicated legal system.
He has been recommended by important international publications as Chambers and Partners Latin America – energy and natural resources: oil and gas; Chambers and Partners Global – energy and natural resources: oil and gas; The Legal 500 – energy and natural resources: hydrocarbons; Latin Lawyer 250 – energy and project finance and infrastructure; LACCA Approved – energy and anti-corruption and compliance; Who’s Who Legal Brazil – energy and oil and gas; IFLR 1000, Leading Lawyer – M&A; Análise Advocacia 500 – siderurgy and mining and Rio de Janeiro. He was recommended in oil and gas by Leaders League.
Management of Law Firms Course, Northwestern University (Kellogg), Chicago, IL. International Oil and Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). International Tax Planning, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, EUA. LLM, Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, EUA. Tax law specialisation, Universidade Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. Graduated by the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).
Languages: Portuguese and English.
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